Back in March of 2014, HTC chose to unveil its most recent flagship, the One M8, in New York and London, at its own dedicated event. For whatever reason, the company obviously didn't feel like an announcement at CES (January) or MWC (March) was appropriate, and according to @upleaks, HTC may be planning a repeat of that arrangement with the oft-rumored Hima One M9.
If you're just catching up on Hima, here's what we know so far. The device will have a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution display, a quad-core, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM, a 2840 mAh battery, and surprise-surprise, a 20.7-megapixel camera.
That's right, it would appear that HTC may very well be ditching the UltraPixel tech that's been keeping its devices a step behind competitors, and that's definitely good news. The One M9 is expected to come in the typical HTC color palette: Gray, Silver, and Gold.
Next year's Upcoming flagship HTC One M9 codenamed "Hima" Specifications appeared on AnTuTu benchmark. A screenshot from AnTuTu Android App shows HTC Hima's claimed specs. According to it, HTC will keep the 5" screen size for its next flagship instead of going bigger. The chipset will follow a more familiar path and move to a Snapdragon 810 an ARM-designed 64-bit octa-core processor paired with Qualcomm's Adreno 430 and a 3GB RAM will also be attached.
The camera department will be a massive upgrade, however, with a 20.7 MP camera catapulting HTC's flagship from the bottom of the range to the top. The selfie camera will match the 13MP camera of the HTC Desire Eye.
The HTC Hima will launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Sense UI 7.0, but it may come after the MWC. Instead it's set to debut at its own event. It's not clear if this delay is deliberate or not.
The Upcoming flagship, HTC One M9 (Hima) has leaked again, this time in more details. The phone is built around a 5" IPS display and packs 1080p resolution. At the back, the 20.7MP camera is confirmed and it will sport dual LED flash. For now, there's no information whether it'll record 4K video, but we will be surprised if it doesn't.
At the front, it will be backed by a 4MP UltraPixel camera, probably the same as the One (M8)'s. Contrary to previous rumors, the latest leak doesn't suggest a dual 20.7MP camera configuration at the back.
The HTC One (M9) draws processing power from a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) chipset with a 2.0GHz quad-core Cortex-57 and a quad-core Cortex-A53 running at 1.5GHz. There's 3GB of fast DDR4 RAM and graphics are handled by the Adreno 430 GPU. HTC will offer the One (M9) in 32GB and 64GB flavors and the phone will run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Sense 7.0 out of the box.
Here's the Leaked Specs list:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 (2.0GHz x4) + (1.5GHz x4)
- 5" FHD Display
- 3GB DDR4 RAM
- 32GB or 64GB ROM
- Support VoLTE, Carrier Aggregation and LTE Category 6 up to 300Mbps for Download, 50Mbps for Upload
- Android 5.0.2 with Sense 7.0(TBD for Android version)
- 20.7MP Main Camera with Dual LED Flash
- 4MP UltraPixel Front Camera
- Bluetooth 4.1
- micro SD Card slot
- 2840mAh Battery